After a month of various clues and endless speculation, the Czech broadcaster has finally revealed the seven contestants in their internet based national final ESCZ 2020. The selection has its own slogan #UnfoldYourDream. Barbora Mochowa and Pam Rabbit are returning to compete from last year’s edition. The songs will be released on January 20 and the online voting will commence!

For those of you who have been following the selection in recent years, two names will pop up — Barbora Mochowa and Pam Rabbit. Barbora was a strong fan favorite with her Lana Del Rey style ballad “True Colors”. Pam brought some cool beats with “Easy to Believe”.

Czech Listeners are, however, more familiar with Olga Lounová and Ben Cristovao. Both of them have garnered millions of views for their songs, which are mainly in the Czech language. Olga is know both for singing happy and fun songs as well as touching tunes. Ben Cristovao is one of the most popular rappers in the Czech Republic. Though his genre is not so popular at Eurovision, he definitely has it in him to change that.

Then we have Karelll, who is a relatively new to the Czech music scene, but who has already managed to reach audiences with his modern production and interesting pop songs.

There’s also a duo in the form of Elis Mraz and Cis T. Elis is a Czech pop singer with her own style and she’s teamed up with Cis T, who is a Slovak rapper. This could be a really interesting international cooperation.

Last but not least is a new born band We All Poop. It seems that these four guys have made a band just for ESCZ and with such a name they will get instant attention. I guess we now know whose genre is “planned coincidence punk pop”.

ESCZ 2020 Finalists

  • Olga Lounová
  • Barbora Mochowa
  • Ben Cristovao
  • Pam Rabbit
  • Karelll
  • Elis Mraz & Cis T
  • We All Poop

What do you think of the line up? Are you excited to hear the song? Let us know in the comments below!

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here is an extended snippet of Elis’ song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elrK6TzNIz0

Nicky91
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Olga her entry Dark Water is fab

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Jan
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Jan

There are some leaks. Olga Lounova, Dark Water: https://music.apple.com/cz/album/dark-water-single/1494634523 , Elis Mraz, Wanna Be Like (feat. ?is T): https://www.amazon.de/dp/B083QLL6YG

txtxtx
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txtxtx

Olga’s song – Dark Water. Ripped from Spotify as it’s blocked in some countries: https://www.sendspace.com/file/3cljo6

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Looking good! Barbora and Pam had the 2nd and 3rd best songs last year so glad they are back.

Logical Person
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Logical Person

1st and 3rd*

Ixuxu
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Ixuxu
Georgio
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Georgio

Sounds very promising!

filipko54
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filipko54

and Olga’s song was released on Spotify today, it’s called Dark Water

Jonas
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Jonas

Elis sounds IMHO too much like an attempt to sound as Netta “Toy”. Too much alike. Even the same RRRR accent. I don’t like it. Olga is better but has just quite an ordinary Eurovision song.

Jo.
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Jo.

Activia mode on

Jo.
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Jo.

Not everybody loves, but sure we all poop

ESC LOU
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ESC LOU

excited to hear pam rabbit’s song the most!

Edouard
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Edouard

Also what’s everyone’s deal with We All Poop? Why is a joke entry necessarily a problem? Joke entries have always been a great and much loved part of Eurovision, we all need a bit of fun that doesn’t take itself seriously!

Lucas
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Lucas

I don’t even think they are gonna be a joke entry lol, just a really whacky one like Greece 2013, Romania 2013 or Moldova 2010

Joe
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Joe

They seem like a relatively legit band. Plenty of good bands and artists have weird names. Just look at Eurovision. How many pop stars do you know named Boggy, Trackshittaz, or Dustin the Turkey?

joko
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joko

Yeah I have checked out the drummer and guitarist’s Instagram and they are pretty good so I don’t really think it’s going to be a joke. A lot of punk bands have a laughable band name.

Joe
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Joe

They don’t look like a novelty band, anyway, judging from the video I couldn’t understand on the Facebook page. Just look like some dudes.

Åri Agam
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Greece 2013 wasn’t a joke entry?

Lucas
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Lucas

The lyrics were a bit of a joke but the song itself was kinda enjoyable plus it’s obvious that unlike the joke entries like Iceland 2006 or Estonia 2008 they actually cared about the contest, so no, they weren’t a joke entry.

MaxHightower
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MaxHightower

For me those are joke entries and I absolutely hate them lol

Edouard
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Edouard

Elis is simply brilliant, love her style so really looking forward to her track. Olga Lounova will no doubt bring a great track to the lineup too. Looks to be a strong selection.

Tom
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Tom

We All Poop remind me – Lithuania 2006and Georgia 2016 😀

Colin
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Colin

Portugal 2011, Bulgaria 2009 and Estonia 2008. 🙂

Tom
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Tom

Bulgaria 2009 was actually cool and not joke like others

Colin
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Colin

I don’t understand how being a joke entry and a good song are mutually exclusive. There are good songs deliberately done as a joke (Ukraine 2007 comes as an example). Then there are abysmal songs which were never meant to be taken as a joke. Bulgaria 2009 is one of those. It was intended to be taken seriously and failed at it with a bang. But cool if it has fans. These downvotes come from somewhere. Still, I retract nothing I said.
Anyway, I 100% disagree with Georgia 2016 being bad and I didn’t downvote you.

Tom
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Tom

I did not downvote u + i did not say i loved Bulgaria 2009 and i did not take Georgia 2016 as a joke even i said “as a others” but yes Lithuania was joke along side Iceland in 2006

BLACKPINK In Your Area
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BLACKPINK In Your Area

Does Elis Mraz happen to be related to Jason Mraz at all?

Walrus
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Walrus

Not at all, but it is a Czech surname and Jason Mraz happens to be of Czech descent.

UmBv
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Hope Barbara has a good song, unlike last year

HayashiM
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HayashiM

This is Barbora Mochowa we’re talking about, not Hana Barbara.

Hyunwoo
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Hyunwoo

1. Barbora Mochowa
2. Pam Rabbit

Una
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Una

I liked True Colours so much last year. I loved, loved, loved Czechia in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. My biggest grower in Eurovision and possibly my new favourite Eurovision country! Sincere congrats to the Czech broadcaster – a job very well done and delivered!!!!
And of course about *that* name – I don’t really mind it even though it’s pure controversy and I am wondering whether EBU would accept an act with this name of course in the event they qualify.
Anyways, something nice to look forward to. Go Czechia xx

Tom
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Tom

Way not ?! Remember Georgia in 2016 ? (Young georgian lolitaz?

Africavision
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Africavision

I’m sure the EBU won’t have a problem with it, as it’s not like the EBU members don’t poop… Lol. We all do! #Relatable 🙂 Plus, they didn’t have an issue with the Trackshittaz in 2012 (although fair enough, Europe clearly did!… ‘Woki mit deim popo’ deserved a way better placing than what it got. Off-topic: I yearn for the days when Austria sent risky and entertaining acts, like a hip-hop duo, a bearded lady, and a girl singing in French, as opposed to their more safe, jury-bait, internally selected entries of late. Bring back the national final, Austria!).

Dawid
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Dawid

Czechoslovakia ftw xD

Dawid
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Dawid

It was a joke

Tom
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Tom

NOT funny i guess

Dawid
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Dawid

Nah, if you don’t find joke funny, you just ignore it. People who downvoted this haven’t realised that its a joke and felt need to disagree with it.

Martin
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Martin

Such a shame that Czecho-Slovakia didn’t participate in Eurovision when this federation existed, I mean in their last years.
Anyway, as a Slovak, I Wish to Czech republic a lot of success in the contest, hope that our countries meet there one day and will exchange some points. Love you!

Tess9a
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Tess9a

I’m really happy to see Ben Cristovao here! I’ve never expected him to be interested in Eurovision. (He nearly sold out O2 Arena in Prague in 2019!).
And also Olga Lounová, she is very famous.
Can’t wait for the songs!

Lucas
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Lucas

It would be fantastic if We All Poop came up with a “Troll” Pop-Punk song lmao

Bea
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Bea

I’m from the Czech Republic and for me I really hope that Olga has a good song, she even lived in the US for some time. But the We All Poop band… they created the band one day before the beginning of national final and it just seems like they want to troll. I would prefer to have only contestants that are serious about Esc, but I don’t want to judge maybe their song is good, lol.

filipko54
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filipko54

I feel the same as you, luckily no one will know about them being in national final in May (unless they win :D)

Una
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Una

So good to get some information from a Czech fan 🙂 I think they wanted to make people curious about their song. I guess we have to wait until 20 January to hear it. LOL.

HayashiM
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HayashiM

There’s no way whatsoever that the CZESC would have let them in the national final had they only been a joke entry. Not after the successes of the last two years with Jan Bors declaring “we wanna put Czechia on the Europe’s music map”.

PADS
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PADS

Solid line up. Ben is one of the biggest stars on our music scene – this is great for Eurovision in CZ. Although it’s likely he will be the clear televote winner. Olga is also popular and ?is T is very popular Slovak rapper, quite known in CZ too.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

I feel when Czech Repulblic put a band with that name in: Do really Czech Republic want to be in ESC? If they dont want its easy to leave. Just be in to be in is not a good reason. Montenegro was a country like that i felt. They were there but they didnt care much i felt. Some kind of passion its needed to.

PADS
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PADS

Are juding only by that name? Do you feel like we haven’t put in some effort in the last 2 years? We are stepping up this year. 3 big names in the selection, Ben Cristovao is one of the biggest names on our music scene.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Yes and that they were only created for this. Sorry if it was harsh. The other 6 can be great so no hate. Ps i like Czech Republic. Loved 2008, not the live version, 2015,2016,2018,2019 so i didnt meant that way. Just the poop name.

Kristian
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Kristian

A person with name rasmus , does he even want to achieve success in life ?
Cause with that name it seems like he wants to be living in prehistoric times

The point of this was to not judge a book by it’s cover !

Rasmus
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Rasmus

haha that was harsh. Ps i like the Czech Republic. I dont like the bands name and that they were only created for this. But yes if the song is great i rest my case. Its just my opinion for now.

Kris
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Kris

Even if it’s a mediocre song , maybe they were just put in to spread a word/diversity. Calling their entire efforts into question just based on one act is amateurish .

Acts not serious about ESC have gone on to win ESC. So nothing is a given

Una
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Una

Rasmus, I salute your emotional intelligence and wit. And you’re entitled to your opinion. I like it.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

haha not by all. And some get pretty upset. I just didnt like the name,

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

So should Sweden withdraw because of Edward Blom and De Vet Du?

Lucas
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Lucas

Sweden should withdraw just for being Sweden lol

Rasmus
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Rasmus

We cant. Who should buy the votes from all 41 jurys then? They will be sad then :(. irony.

Lucas
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Lucas

That’s true we need you guys otherwise the juries are going to be depressed

Rasmus
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Rasmus

haha i got it.

esc1234
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esc1234

A person with a name like Anna Book aims to do well in life? Cause a book cant do much

Jesus, your comment is beyond stupid

Jo.
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Jo.

They are doing amazing, no withdrawals in sight

Africavision
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Africavision

I think their name is pretty darn good and intellectual, actually. For me, it shows that they have a sense of humor, are relatable (as defecating is universal), and they do not think too highly of themselves, nor feel a sense of superiority to others (at the end of the day, no matter who you are, we all have things about ourselves that are considered “dirty”, “bad”, “negative”, and “unappealing”, and so we shouldn’t feel as if we are better than anyone else… Whether you ate dinner at a Michelin star restaurant, or what you received from begging on the… Read more »

Katariina
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Katariina

Totally rooting for Barbora, she had one of my favorite national final songs last year. Already know I’m skipping that band.

Tom
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Tom

As a Slovak person i am surprised that Ben Cristivao will be a part of national selection, i would never expected him be here, he is kind of Eltana (from Albanian national selection) but of cource not that huge …and he has got angolan heritage, he was also in Czechoslovak superstar (i think with Gabriela Guncikova 2016) but i am not sure exatly ….
Good luck 🙂

filipko54
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filipko54

He was in Czechoslovak Idol 2009, Gabriela was in 2011 🙂 But I’m surprised as well

Tom
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Tom

Idol ? I thought it was superstar, but doesnt matter and yes he was in 2009, and not in 2011 … I am surprise also about Slovak rapper like wtf ?
But Ben is my favourite with Barbora

filipko54
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filipko54

Superstar is Czechoslovak version of Idol 😀 so it’s Czechoslovak Idol in English and Ceskoslovenska superstar in Czech and Slovak

Mary Jane Poland
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Mary Jane Poland

„Eltana”? Did you mean Elvana?

Tom
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Tom

Yes, Elvana i forgot her name, sorry
Still i am pissed, that she is not going to Holland 🙁

Serafina
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Serafina

Pam Rabbit should win, her music is dope, I’ve listened to her other songs and they’re all such a departure from “Easy to Believe”, I wonder why she chose that song to compete for last year’s spot. Plus, she is apparently very popular in Czech Republic which is why she won the televote last year when everyone else thought Barbora already had it in the bag. All this buzz for Barbora to win again this year really won’t matter if the Czechs don’t feel the same way.

Bigger
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Bigger

I’m curious about the name choice for We all poop, but if it is done purely strategical, then that was a smart choice because now everyone talks about it, and people might even vote for it because they want to see that name appear at the big Eurovision event in May 😀

I just realised that besides their name and Barbora I haven’t even looked at the other names due to the distracting name

Colin
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Colin

We all poop better have a good song, otherwise jokes write themselves. 🙂

Joe
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Joe

Barbora was my favorite last year so for now I’m rooting for her, but this is an exceptionally solid lineup. Of course, I’m especially intrigued by what We All Poop sound like.

Joe
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Joe

(I also remember that for the last two years, it was my second-favorite that took it over my favorite – Lie to Me over High on Love and Friend of a Friend over True Colors – and in both cases it didn’t take long to realize they actually made the right call after all, so I’m open to having my mind changed.)

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I LOVED “High On Love”.

Joe
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Joe

If that one got really hyped-up staging, it probably could’ve also qualified, but I really fell in love with Lie to Me in the wake of the selection and was so pleased to see it do well in Lisbon, so no regrets.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

We All Poop, huh? I can’t say I’m not intrigued, though you know – with a name like that there’s a risk that the song will turn out to be sh*t.

Fionn
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Fionn

In fairness we do all poop

BLACKPINK In Your Area
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BLACKPINK In Your Area

I have a feeling that We All Poop band will have a troll song.

Tom
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Tom

Like Lithuania in 2006 ?

filipko54
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filipko54

For me as a Czech it’s Ben or Olga all the way, they have the biggest fanbases out of all finalists so I think even though we don’t know songs yet, one of them will win the televote because of their fans, both are also very good live

Jerry Prasetya
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Jerry Prasetya

Sorry for myself being childish but i’m still laughing at the band name “We All Poop” XD
I thought it was spelled pop at a split second 😛

poi
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poi

“Easy to believe” was the best song at their national final last year.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

we all poop are already legends

imme
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imme

BARBORAAAA YASSS GURLLLLL
NOW IS UR TIME TO SLAY QUEEN<3

Marios
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Marios

hahaha you haven’t heard about we all poop I assume.

imme
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imme

well that can go every direction tho. everybody is hoping for something really unique. just like they desbriced themselves over the past few weeks. i really hope something cool is coming and let’s all just hope that this national final is way better than last year 🙂

Lucas
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Lucas

Honestly I am expecting something in the style of older Fall Out Boy songs but with whacky lyrics it would be cool to see ngl

Tom
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Tom

I hope Barbora has great song I want her in Rotterdam
P.S. so who is wearing 45.5?

Tom
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Tom

Ben